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Foreign Minister Marise Payne has labelled Taliban claims that 41 Australian soldiers died in vain in Afghanistan as repugnant.
In an interview with the Nine Network, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said the Australians who were killed during the two-decade war died while occupying his country.
Senator Payne condemned his views.
"I find that repugnant," she told Sydney radio 2GB.
"I find those sorts of statements which are dismissive of the contribution that Australia, in this case, and the international community has endeavoured to make in Afghanistan over so many years, deeply disappointing."
Senator Payne backed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's declaration the Taliban, which swept to power after US troops withdrew, would be judged on their actions, not their words.
"There's a requirement for them to deliver in terms of the future of Afghanistan," Senator Payne said.
"Form would tell us that some of our realistic views may in fact be very accurate."
The Taliban official accused Mr Morrison of basing policy on propaganda and fake news after his assessment of Australian casualties.
"If my country's forces go invade your country, occupy your country and they die, what would you say?" he said.
"Would you say they come here for something illegal? It was their right to invade your country? The same applies for my country, Afghanistan."
Australia ended evacuation efforts from the war-torn nation last week before suicide bombers killed dozens of Afghans and 13 US soldiers.
Senator Payne said the next steps for people left behind would be very difficult.
"There's absolutely no doubt about its danger and the challenge that is presented to those who remain," she said.
"I do very much feel deeply for the Australians, their family members and those that they would very much like to support who remain in Afghanistan."
Around 4100 citizens, permanent residents and visa holders were airlifted out in Australia's nine-day mission, while the government has committed to taking 3000 refugees in a year.